Last year, we built up and built up to the Very Best Gluten Free Christmas Cookies (So Far), and it was very exciting (for me—I can’t speak for you as that would be rude). Then, another Whole Blog Year happened. And with it, lots and lots more cookie recipes. Here, I have pulled out 6 cookie recipes from the past year that are perfect for the holiday season. Not all of them are great for packing and shipping (more on that next week), but they all are festive and perfect for impressing friends and family around the holidays. Because let’s face it: we bake cookies for other people so they think we’re awesome. Oh, kidding! (not really) Kidding (am I?).
Now these cookie recipes are pulled from the last year, but do not include our latest and greatest gluten free cookie recipes. They do not include our copycat Girl Scout Cookies (we’ll talk about those in January and February!). And that’s all just a roundabout way of saying, stay tuned! I’m gonna knock your gluten free socks off with more cookies during Gluten Free Christmas Cookie Season. With l-o-v-e.
[If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know the drill with the clickable collage, but just in case—hover over each photo for the recipe title, then click the picture to open a new window with that post and the entire recipe]
Here’s the 10¢ tour of these 6 recipes for gluten free Christmas cookies and why I love each of them:
The Crispiest Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies: The name says it all, right? Wrong. These are so easy it’s almost shameful to take credit for them. But do it anyway! These also make the perfect cookies for crushing and pressing into a no-bake pie crust.
Gluten Free Rocky Road Cake Mix Cookies: They start with a cake mix, and finish with freeze-dried marshmallows (which are totally worth the purchase since they are a dream in your hot chocolate all winter long). Rocky road in a cookie! Serve them over melty vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm….
Gluten Free Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies: There are two amazing things about these cookies: 1. They are a dead ringer for Mrs. Fields classic chocolate chip cookies, all in a gluten free copycat recipe; and 2. No one threatened legal action against me for writing about them (it happens more than one might think these days when I do copycat recipes). Amazing!
Gluten Free Vanilla Wafer Sandwich Cookies: These are a personal favorite of mine. Thick filling in between two snappy little vanilla cookies makes me so happy.
Gluten Free Speculoos Cookies (Speculaas? Biscoff?): These weren’t a thing I even knew about, these cinnamony, snappy little vegan (No eggs! No butter!) cookies. But they had my attention when I learned that you could make them into cookie butter. What?! And they ship clear across the country perfectly.
Gluten Free Linzer Cookies: These are delicate little flowers of a cookie. Do not ship these. If you go through the trouble of making them, and making them gorgeous, invite your friends and family to come to your house, and serve them with some hot tea. But they are really authentic, and really worth it.
P.S. This is it! Next Tuesday, December 10, 2013, is the official publication date of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread! Your gluten free life will never be the same. All kinds of excitement coming next week. Don’t miss out!! Enter The Big Giveaway! Join me for a Live Facebook Q&A about the Gluten Free Bread Revolution, and everything gluten free bread, on Tuesday at 8:30 pm EST!